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Child Care Switchboard

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General Agency Information
Name:Child Care Switchboard
Address:400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-466-5820
Secondary Phone:831-724-2997 ext. 210
Description:CDRC maintains the only complete up-to-date database of child care programs and providers in Santa Cruz County. Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&R) uses NACCRRAware, a software program, to generate lists of child care centers and homes. Lists are then mailed to families searching for quality child care. The child care agencies chosen are determined by the parents' specific requests and are randomly selected by NACCRRAware. This method of selection gives each child care center or home an equal opportunity to be chosen as one of the facilities suggested to parents searching for child care in their local area.

We provide personalized guidance by phone or by internet. See website for online child care referral form.
Contact Community Care Licensing to ask the history of the child care provider/program by calling 408-324-2148.

ELIGIBILITY: Most CDRC services are free and available to all families and child care providers. Child care centers and family child care homes that are licensed by the State of California, Community Care Licensing Division may be listed in our Referral Database. Programs that are license-exempt such as afterschool programs, parks and recreation programs and adult-education parent co-op preschools may also be listed. The listings are limited to programs within Santa Cruz County.

Families seeking child care services by nannies and private providers are encouraged to contact the TrustLine Registry to ensure that the child care provider has been fingerprinted and undergone a thorough background check.

FUNDING SOURCE: CDRC is funded by the California Department of Education, the County of Santa Cruz and local jurisdictions, Santa Cruz County Human Resources Department, foundations, private donations and other funding sources.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Subject Headings
 Child Care
Child Care Resource and Referral
Child Care Subsidies
Early Childhood Education
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Job Finding Assistance
This record last modified October 26, 2016

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